Eugene Cox Dunwody, Jr.; AIA, LEED AP
David L. Richardson; AIA, NCARB

Mr. Dunwody, Jr., graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture. He is registered to practice in the State of Georgia.


Mr. Dunwody, Jr. has been the lead designer of numerous projects including the Arts & Sciences Classroom at Central Georgia Technical College and the Crisp County Campus of South Georgia Technical Institute. 


He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is Past-President of the Middle Georgia Chapter.  He has been a Trustee and President of the Macon Heritage Foundation.  He has served as a Board Member of the Macon Arts Alliance and was Chairman of the Middle Georgia Cultural Plan Oversight Committee.  He is currently serving as a Director of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and President of the Cox Capitol Theatre.  In 2008, the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded him their Bronze Medal for his work in historical restoration and preservation.

Mr. Richardson joined Dunwody/Beeland, Architects, Inc. in June of 2003.  Prior to joining our firm, he was Director of Architecture for the Macon office of Stantec Consulting Services for five and one-half years.  Before joining Stantec, Mr. Richardson owned and operated Richardson + Associates for over 24 years and has developed a reputation for his knowledge and experience with all phases of architectural practice, his devotion to classical styles, his expertise in historic preservation, and his ability to meet clients’ programmatic and budgetary constraints.


In addition to actively practicing preservation through his office, he served as a member of the Design Review Board of the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission, has served as Chairman of the Historic Resources Committee of AIA Georgia, and has participated in five Downtown Design Team Projects sponsored by that committee and the State Historic Preservation Division.  He is also a member of the Historic Macon Foundation, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  


He received awards for Design Excellence from AIA Middle Georgia and also received Certificates of Appreciation from the Historic Preservation Division and the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission for his work in historic preservation.


Mr. Richardson is a member of the American Institute of Architects and served three terms as president of the Middle Georgia Chapter.  He is past-president of the Macon Kiwanis Club and the Macon Georgia Tech Alumni Association, and is on the Advisory Board of Trustees of The Hay House Museum

Mr. Beeland attended Middle Georgia College and received an Associate of Science degree in Architecture from Southern Technical Institute.  He is registered to practice architecture in the State of Georgia and has a NCARB Certificate.  He joined the firm of W. Elliott Dunwody, Jr., Architect as a draftsman in 1963.  His ability and experience led to his becoming a job captain in 1966, a position he held until joining Dunwody and Company, Architects in 1968 as head of design and production, a position he maintains with the firm under its current name of Dunwody/Beeland, Architects, Inc.  


Mr. Beeland is a Past-President of the Middle Georgia Chapter of the AIA and is active in community affairs, having served as President of the Family Counseling Center, a Director of the Georgia Historical Society, a Trustee of the Macon Heritage Foundation, and former Trustee of The Hay House Museum.

Mr.   Dunwody graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1956 with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture Degrees.  He is registered to practice architecture in Georgia and Florida.  After serving three years as a Reserve Officer in charge of construction in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, Mr. Dunwody joined the firm of W. Elliott Dunwody, Jr., in 1959 as a designer until 1964 when he was put in charge of overall Design and Production.  In 1968, he formed the firm of Dunwody and Company, Architects, now known as Dunwody/ Beeland, Architects, Inc.  


Mr. Dunwody is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has served the Middle Georgia Chapter as Chairman of the Governmental Relations/Policy Committee. He served three terms as President of Macon City Council, and has served on several committees for both the National League of Cities and the Georgia Municipal Association.  He is also a Past-President of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, the Macon Rotary Club, Georgia Tech Alumni Association, and Construction Specifications Institute.  He has served as chairman of both the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority and Macon Economic Development Commission. 

Dunwody/Beeland, Architects, Inc. is among the oldest architectural firms in the State of Georgia. Founded in 1915 by W. Elliott Dunwody, Jr., this professional office today boasts of a multi-disciplinary practice perpetuated by the late Mr. Dunwody’s direct heirs and others. It has been incorporated since 1968 as a “C” corporation. In its early years, the practice was primarily residential, small commercial, and religious, but it has steadily grown to encompass all types of architectural design ranging from small offices to large complexes on multi-acre sites. The firm also concentrates on work in the historic, educational, medical, and industrial sectors. In the last decade, Dunwody/Beeland has worked on several college campuses including Central Georgia Technical College, South Georgia Technical College, Wesleyan College, Mercer University, Georgia College & State University, and Middle Georgia College.

The architects at Dunwody/Beeland, Architects, Inc. have over 100 years of cumulative experience in designing and overseeing the rehabilitation of historical buildings. This experience includes the rehabilitation and modernization of buildings for their original design use as well as adapting the structures for a new and higher use. Structures at Mercer University, Wesleyan College, and Middle Georgia College are prime examples buildings renovated for their original design use . The firm’s experience in the realm of adaptive reuse of buildings is best represented by the Macon Terminal Station (a train terminal to district offices for Georgia Power Company), Student Center Annex at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, and the Secretary of State’s Testing Facility in Macon. They were also architects for the complete rehabilitation of Georgia State Prison in Reidsville (Project GSP-360).

The firm’s most recent involvement in the rehabilitation of State facilities includes the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Other State rehabilitation projects include a structure’s change of use. Projects that feature a building’s adaptive reuse are the Methodist Church conversion to a Student Center Annex at Georgia College and State University as well as creating a Testing Facility for the Secretary of State from the Bibb Manufacturing building. The company’s largest rehabilitation project is that of the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville (GSP-360). Dunwody/Beeland also restored multiple buildings in downtown Macon, at Mercer University, and at Wesleyan College. Much of the work focused on bringing the buildings into conformity with current codes as well as enhancing mechanical and electrical systems. 

The staff currently numbers 11 with a core of four registered architects who have a total of more than 175 years in the practice of architecture. The company uses consulting firms for civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering disciplines.

Eugene Cox Dunwody; FAIA
Robert Clinton Beeland; AIA, NCARB


Mr. Youngner graduated from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  He went on to attend the Savannah College of Art & Design on a fellowship and received the Master of Architecture degree.  He is actively pursuing registration through NCARB’s intern development program. 


Mr. Youngner joined Dunwody/Beeland Architects in October of 2007.  Josh is currently in charge of the Saint Simons Island studio and specializes in custom residential houses, adaptive reuse lofts, and interior design.  His research interests include parametric design, digital fabrication, and new technologies in BIM/Parametric modeling.  In 2009, he was selected to participate in the “Smart Geometry” Conference in San Francisco where he collaborated with some of the world’s leading architectural computer programmers.  Prior to joining Dunwody/Beeland Architects, Mr. Youngner worked with The Sea Island Company for several years in their Real Estate Development Department and was involved in all areas of their development operations including land planning, landscape architecture, and architectural and interior design.  Mr. Youngner also worked with John P. Shackleford Jr, Architect during his first year of graduate school. 


Mr. Youngner is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America and mentors students at Goodyear Elementary.

Joshua G. Youngner; NCIDQ, LEED AP

Ms. Schlesinger graduated from the University of Alabama in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design and a Studio Art minor. During her undergraduate studies, she actively worked as a classroom/desktop support technician and system administrator for the University of Alabama’s C&BA Technology Group, which is responsible for maintaining the entire business school’s technology ranging from classroom audio and visual equipment to printers  and copiers to student, faculty, and the Dean’s computers.  She then attended New York School of Interior Design in the fall of 2007.  In June of 2008, Ms. Schlesinger joined Dunwody/Beeland Architects.  She specializes in the areas of interior design, Building Information Modeling, 2D drafting, graphic design, and technical support.  She also has experience in designing and specifying finishes for higher education, commercial, medical, hospitality, and residential spaces. 

Arielle B. Schlesinger; NCIDQ, ASID